B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$755
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    509
    525
  • Theft
    2,968
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,591
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

    Blackstone Reviews

    3 reviews
    I like the town of Blackstone because it is a small and quite town. There is not much to do here, so we have to go to the city to do anything such as going to the movies. However, we do have a small bowling alley. Long ago there was a small movie theater on base that closed down. If it wasn't for Fort Pickett, Blackstone would be nothing. Ft. Pickett is responsible for many of the jobs. I would like to see a KFC come to Blackstone.
    Review Blackstone
    Not many "big" crimes happen; just breaking curfew.
    It's a place where I would live in my forties.